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5-Star Review from Carol H.

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Articles, Community | 0 comments

5-Star Review from Carol H.

“So happy I found Dr. Blagoev-can’t find enough words to express how pleased I am with Doctor’s expertise and gentle manner-she is a perfectionist and the nicest staff one could imagine. Lovely office makes waiting a pleasure and appointments are flexible with very little waiting.” –Carol...

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Many Smiles a Day Keep the Doctor Away

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Articles, Community | 0 comments

Many Smiles a Day Keep the Doctor Away

I met a woman, who came to my dental office. This lady left an impression on me because she looked unhappy. I found out she had learned to refrain from smiling for a long time because of missing teeth. This habit never went away. She took my advice to start treatment. And in just a month, she looked years younger — she became more relaxed and confident to smile again. I know too many people who have lived hiding their smiles. Here is an affordable treatment plan for missing teeth. http://smarturl.it/mb-implant Hiding one’s smile will be a thing of the past. Please help my office to share this post so that more people can take advantage of this special: http://smarturl.it/mb-implant...

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Trade Your Halloween Candy For Cash!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Community | 0 comments

Trade Your Halloween Candy For Cash!

During Halloween, Dr. Mariana Blagoev, dentist in Parlin NJ, is leading an anti tooth-decay movement by giving away dollars in exchange for the excess candy collected from trick-or-treating. The sugar damages teeth and causes other health issues. Trick-or-treaters are invited to bring in their excess candy and Dr. Blagoev will buy it for $3 for each pound brought. “The kids still get to experience the fun of trick-or-treating, but with the added benefit of growing their piggy banks and sparing their teeth and gums unnecessary strain from all the candy,” says Dr. Mariana Blagoev. CLICK HERE FOR MORE...

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Dental Tips for a Healthy Halloween – American Dental Association

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Community | 0 comments

Dental Tips for a Healthy Halloween – American Dental Association

Halloween is around the corner, which for most children means bags of free candy and a chance to build a stockpile of sweets for the winter. No surprise, Halloween can also present parents with a variety of health and safety challenges. “It’s OK to eat that candy on Halloween but it’s important to have a plan,” says ADA dentist Dr. Ana Paula Ferraz-Dougherty. Here’s how you can help your family stay MouthHealthy on Halloween and year-round. Time It Right Eat Halloween candy (and other sugary foods) with meals or shortly after mealtime. Saliva production increases during meals. This helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and rinse away food particles. Stay Away from Sweet Snacks Snacking can increase your risk of cavities, and it’s double the trouble if you keep grabbing sugary treats from the candy bowl. ”Snacking on candy throughout the day is not ideal for your dental health or diet,” Dr. Ferraz-Dougherty says. Choose Candy Carefully Avoid hard candy and other sweets that stay in your mouth for a long time. Aside from how often you snack, the length of time sugary food is in your mouth plays a role in tooth decay. Unless it is a sugar-free product, candies that stay in the mouth for a long period of time subject teeth to an increased risk for tooth decay. Avoid Sticky Situations Sticky candies cling to your teeth. The stickier candies, like taffy and gummy bears, take longer to get washed away by saliva, increasing the risk for tooth decay. Have a Plan It’s tempting to keep that candy around, but your teeth will thank you if you limit your stash. “Have your family pick their favorites and donate the rest,” Dr. Ferraz-Dougherty says. “Look for organizations that help you donate candy to troops overseas, like Operation Gratitude, or see if your dentist has a candy take-back program.” Drink More Water Drinking fluoridated water can help prevent tooth decay. If you choose bottled water, look for kinds that are fluoridated. Maintain a Healthy Diet Your body is like a complex machine. The foods you choose as fuel and how often you “fill up” affect your general health and that of your teeth and gums. Stay Away from Sugary Beverages This includes soda, sports drinks and flavored waters. When teeth come in frequent contact with beverages that contain sugar, the risk of tooth decay is increased. Chew Gum with the ADA Seal Chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after meals helps reduce tooth decay, because increased saliva flow helps wash out food and neutralize the acid produced by bacteria. “You might even want to think about giving sugarless gum out as a treat instead of candy,” says Dr. Ferraz-Dougherty. Find one with the ADA Seal. Brush Twice a Day Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes with an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste. Remember, replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won’t do a good job of cleaning your teeth. Clean Between Your Teeth Floss your teeth once a day. Decay-causing bacteria get between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line. Visit an ADA Dentist Regular visits to your ADA-member dentist can help prevent problems from occurring and catch those that do occur early, when they are easy to “treat.” Thanks to MouthHealthy for the article.   Trade Your Candy For Dollars: Have Fun And Stay Healthy This...

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Helping Children Cope with Anxiety During Dental Visits

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Articles | 0 comments

Helping Children Cope with Anxiety During Dental Visits

Watching Cartoons During Dental Treatment May Help Children Cope With Anxiety, Trial Finds. A release on Science Daily (8/8) stated that “watching cartoons through video glasses during dental treatment could help lessen children’s anxiety and distress as well as reduce disruptive behavior,” according to a randomized controlled clinical trial published in Acta Odontologia Scandinavica. In the study, researchers “randomly assigned” 56 children to receive audiovisual distraction or no distraction, finding “the children in the distraction group exhibited significantly less anxiety and showed more cooperation than those in the control group, particularly during the local anesthetic injection.” In addition, children in the distraction group had a significantly lower average pulse rate during the injection than children in the control group. However, the children “did not report differences in treatment-related pain and anxiety.” The authors concluded the audiovisual distraction appears to be “a useful technique to calm children and ensure that they can be given the dental treatment they need,” although larger studies are needed to confirm this finding. For more information on coping with dental anxiety and tips on bringing children to the dentist, please visit MouthHealthy.org. Click here to make an appointment with Dr. Mariana Blagoev for your child...

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